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Seven-vehicle crash on A12 between Kelvedon and Marks Tey junctions

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Pic credit: East of England Ambulance Service Trust

5:36pm Thursday 24th July 2014

EMERGENCY services were called to a crash involving seven vehicles on the A12, between junction 24 for Kelvedon and junction 25 for Marks Tey.

Incident on A12 involving multiple vehicles

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

5:07pm Thursday 24th July 2014

AN accident involving five vehicles has blocked the A12 Northbound between J24 (Kelvedon North) and J25 (Marks Tey A120).

Tots’ leader retires

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

5:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

THE nation’s longest-serving children’s club leader has finally called it a day – after 29 years.

Move from Essex County Hospital to Colchester General Hospital is one step closer

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Colchester General Hospital

3:53pm Thursday 24th July 2014

THE trust which runs Colchester’s hospitals will invest £1.1million to help transfer services from Essex County Hospital to Colchester General Hospital.

Traveller and gypsy sites in Colchester to double

Maldon and Burnham Standard: ILLEGAL: The travellers' camp on fields next to Clayton CE Primary School

2:32pm Thursday 24th July 2014

COLCHESTER needs to double the number of traveller and gypsy pitches in the borough, according to a new report.

Taser use shoots up in Essex

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Taser use by Sussex Police increases fivefold

2:17pm Thursday 24th July 2014

TASERS shooting up to 50,000 volts of electricity into people are being deployed five times as often as two years ago in Essex.

Breaking news Elderly woman seriously hurt in Colchester

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

1:40pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A WOMAN has suffered a serious head injury during an incident in Head Street

Breaking news UPDATED: Travellers arrive at council car park

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

11:22am Thursday 24th July 2014

Travellers have pitched up on an Essex County Council car park.

Scouting for Girls drop out of Colchester music festival

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Scouting for Girls will play at Hardwick Live

11:11am Thursday 24th July 2014

INDIE rock band Scouting for Girls have dropped out of Colchester’s I Am Music festival.

VAN drivers have been warned not to leave valuable tools in vehicles overnight.

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Essex Police have closed the road

10:46am Thursday 24th July 2014

VAN drivers have been warned not to leave valuable tools in vehicles overnight.

Appeal after Rusty's van stolen and dumped - minus his wood carver's tools

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

8:45am Thursday 24th July 2014

THIEVES stole a wood carver’s tools from his van before abandoning it.

A120 tailbacks after slip road breakdown

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Police Road Closed Sign

10:22am Thursday 24th July 2014

DRIVERS faced long tailbacks on the A120 this morning after a vehicle broke down and blocked a lane.

Joshua, 6, joins the Wacky singers

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

8:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

A SIX-YEAR-OLD from Chelmsford is to become one of Britain’s youngest recording artists...after being chosen to join a children’s pop group.

Financial concerns over Mid Essex Hospital Services

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

12:10am Thursday 24th July 2014

MID Essex Hospital Services, which counts Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford as its main site, is one of a number of NHS Trusts that have been referred to the health secretary over financial concerns.

Tea and history served up at new cafe

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

6:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A CUP of tea and a slice of history is on offer at a new cafe opening in Colchester.

Plug pulled on popular music venue

Maldon and Burnham Standard: NORTH WEST GUITAR SHOW

5:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A LIVE music venue in the centre of Chelmsford has made a desperate last-ditch appeal for help after it closed – just 15 months after opening.

13 happy years for retiring Lesley

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

4:31pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

PRINCIPAL Lesley Walder ended her 13-year headship with a special assembly with pupils.

Hero Leonard was my dad's brother

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

4:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE nephew of a decorated war hero from Dedham, killed in 1944, has contacted the Gazette to pass on a wealth of fascinating information about his relative.

Flooding after pipe bursts in Stanway

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

3:32pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

RESIDENTS have reported flooding after a pipe burst in Winstree Road, Stanway.

Breaking news UPDATED: Teenage boy arrested on suspicion of rape

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

2:20pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A TEENAGE boy has been arrested following an alleged rape by a footpath

Delays on M25 by A12 junction following crash

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

2:19pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

MOTORISTS are being urged to avoid the anticlockwise carriageway of the M25 between junctions 27, by the M11, and 28, by the A12, following a collision between a car and a lorry.

Finch to House of Lords: revoke Hanningfield's peerage

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Hanningfield could be suspended from Lords in new storm on expenses

12:42pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE leader of Essex County Council has called on the House of Lords to revoke Lord Hanningfield’s peerage.

Olly Murs wins Rear of the Year award

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

12:54pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Award-winning pop star Olly Murs has picked up yet another accolade-this time for his backside.

New trial scheme to improve accident and emergency hospital care

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Colchester General Hospital

12:24pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A FOUR week trial which will see GPs treat some patients who arrive at Colchester's A&E department has been agreed.

Road blocked near Galleys Corner after two-vehicle crash

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

11:50am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Drivers in Braintree faced delays this morning after a two-vehicle crash blocked a road. 

Parents in dock

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

11:39am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A DAD and mum are to appear side by side in court to fight a £120 fine handed to them for taking their son out of school to attend a family memorial in the USA.

Church given reprieve after demolition plans temporarily halted

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

10:44am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

PLANS to knock down a historic north Essex church have been halted by Communities Secretary Eric Pickles.

School's out forever! Pupils and teachers bid farewell to Alderman Blaxill

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

10:32am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

IT’S the end of an era – Alderman Blaxill School, in Colchester, has closed for good.

Coastguards rescue stranded man from marshland

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Thames Coastguard station at Walton, earmarked for closure in September 2014.

8:59am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

WALTON’S coastguard team was sent to rescue a man who had become stranded in an area of marshland after being cut off by the tide.

Work starts on restoration of "hidden gem"

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

6:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

RESTORATION work is underway on a piece of Colchester's history.

New changing facilities for challenged swimmers opened

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

6:01pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

RIVERSIDE Ice and Leisure Centre changing facilities for swimmers with physical impairments have been renovated.

Police flood estate after woman discovers burglar

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Essex Police closed the station as part of £2.5million cuts.

12:53pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

POLICE swarmed an estate after a woman caught a burglar trying to steal her television.

I’ll drive 8,000 miles on a tractor for Tom

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

12:10pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A FORMER policeman will drive 8,000 miles on a tractor to raise money in memory of a former Colchester schoolboy.

'Make the Hythe one ward to see business benefit', says group

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Businesses must lead Hythe regeneration

11:25am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A BUSINESS group has urged the people behind an electoral change in Colchester to make the Hythe one single ward.

A HOUSE has been evacuated after a 20ft tree fell onto it.

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

10:45am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A HOUSE has been evacuated after a 20ft tree fell onto it.

Doctor charged with molesting boys worked at Colchester clinics

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

10:37am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A DOCTOR charged with molesting young boys worked at hospital clinics in Colchester.

UPDATED: Murder to be featured on BBC Crimewatch tonight

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Illegal resident held in Swindon wedding scam fear

9:23am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE murder of Nahid Al-Manea is due to feature on BBC Crimewatch tonight.

TV's Mary-Ann Ochota 'Walks Country Mile' in Chelmsford

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

6:18pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

TV anthropologist and broadcaster Mary-Ann Ochota joined walkers at the Chatham Green Project in Chelmsford to “Walk a Country Mile” in aid of The Prince’s Countryside Fund.

New group’s bid to inject life into town

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

7:30am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A NEW association is set to drive Manningtree forward in a bid to improve the town’s business prospects.

Woman dies on Chelmsford train

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

6:51pm Monday 21st July 2014

The air ambulance and other emergency services were called to Chelmsford station at about 1.30pm, after the 12pm Norwich to Liverpool Street service was forced to stop.

Man jailed for four years for Essex pub knifepoint burglary

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

5:52pm Monday 21st July 2014

A man was jailed for four years today after admitting three armed offences.

Lightning strike destroys young family's home

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

5:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

A family have been left homeless after a lightning strike set their bungalow on fire.

Eight-page Colchester Race for Life picture special in Tuesday's Gazette

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

4:30pm Monday 21st July 2014

Women ran, jogged and walked through Castle Park as they joined together in a bid to beat cancer.

We’re driving the stars in Glasgow

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

4:30pm Monday 21st July 2014

FORGET chugging along in congested Colchester!

Sir Bob Russell says Colchester Council planners are 'inflexible and rigid' amid claims they are holding back on £6million veterans project

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Sir Bob Russell

3:43pm Monday 21st July 2014

£6MILLION project in Colchester to help war veterans get back on their feet could have been ruined by Colchester Council, the town’s MP has claimed.

Colchester soldier jailed for eight years for hiving arsenal of ammunition, guns and chemicals

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

3:27pm Monday 21st July 2014

A SOLDIER has been jailed for eight years after a collection of lethal weapons was discovered in the boot of his car.

Police cuts not to blame for violent crimes in Colchester, says Home Secretary

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

10:18am Monday 21st July 2014

Financial pressures on Essex Police are not to blame for recent violent crimes in Colchester, the Home Secretary insists.

Rail services delayed because of fallen tree

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Expansion plans – the car park at Marks Tey railway station is set to be more than doubled in size.

9:02am Monday 21st July 2014

TRAIN services through Manningtree and Colchester have been disrupted because of an obstruction on the line.

UPDATED - Lightning storms: Your pictures from across north Essex

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

8:50am Monday 21st July 2014

SPECTACULAR lightning storms illuminated the night sky across north Essex this weekend.

WERE you sitting on a park bench the night Jim Attfield was stabbed to death?

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

5:38pm Monday 21st July 2014

WERE you sitting on a park bench the night Jim Attfield was stabbed to death?

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